Track record


'Crafty Technologies' in the trade press

Articles and features in Inside Food and drink, Food Processing, Eureka, Professional Engineering and Make magazine

Design Council 'Millennium product'


The 'Marshalling Yard' row aligner devised by Crafty Tech's Adrian Marshall (whilst working for RHM technology), was made a 'Millennium Product' by the Design Council in 2000

Millennium product

'Make the unmakeable' challenge USA


Co-sponsored by Solid Professor, GrabCAD, Google and Occulus, Crafty Machines was a runner-up for its 3d moulder shaping system.

'Make the unmakeable' Runner up

TSB / Innovate UK Award


Crafty Tech Director Adrian Marshall receiving a TSB grant from the Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food at the Houses of Parliament, as part of the Farming Food and drink ’Innovate for growth’ Award.


This grant was to support the design and building of a demonstration version of Crafty Tech's novel 3d shaping system.



Adrian Marshall receiving a TSB grant from Jim Paice at the Houses of Parliament , July 2012

Public lectures


Invited to present a talk entitled 'Marshalling, steering and sorting' at the Institute of Physics, East Anglia Branch meeting held in Cambridge.


Food Innovation Network award


Crafty Tech has secured Innovate UK KTN 'Innovation Voucher' backing at a 'Dragons den' style event at the Food Industry Innovation 2018 conference. 


This is to support the development of a novel retrofittable row realignment system for  re-establishing order on production lines.


The award is cash plus an in-kind contribution from Campden BRI, which will sit alongside the supply of test conveyors and backing from a food manufacturer.

Adrian Marshall  receiving the award from Professor Ian Noble at MOSI, March 2018)


Food Manufacture magazine- Engineers' workshop

A subscription magazine published monthly in the UK by William Reed (pages subject to their copyright and reproduced with permission)


Author of the ongoing 'Engineers' workshop' feature, exploring some of the common but less understood areas of manufacturing and processing.

April 2018 issue

Tips for better processing, Food manufacture magazine

June 2018 issue

Keeping on the straight track, Food manufacture magazine

July 2018 issue

September 2017 issue